Runaway Horses

Yukio Mishima

£9.99

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Vintage Publishing
11 March 1999
ISBN: 9780099282891
Paperback

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Read this classic exploration of political violence, traditional samurai values and right wing nihilism.

Isao is a young, engaging patriot, and a fanatical believer in the ancient samurai ethos. He turns terrorist, organising a violent plot against the new industrialists, who he believes are threatening the integrity of Japan and usurping the Emperor's rightful power. As the conspiracy unfolds and unravels, Mishima brilliantly chronicles the conflicts of a decade that saw the fabric of Japanese life torn apart.